***If you have landed on this page looking for 2019 Overhaul tips, you can see Dan’s latest overhaul article here.***

Brief Sky Sports Fantasy Football Overhaul Focus

The Sky overhaul is here and it’s a chance to rip up your team and start again, but just exactly what is the overhaul and why is it so important? 2016/17 Sky Sports Fantasy Football Champion Dan Cox explains all and gives his top tips for success.

So it’s overhaul time, a chance to essentially pick a brand new team with unlimited transfers. Log in, go to transfers and take everyone out and start again. It won’t deduct any transfers from your remaining transfer count. So if you’ve had a bad start you can now bring in the players who you’ve regretted not having – or like me shift some that aren’t performing. Plus you have until the first kick off on September the 15th to keep chopping and changing your team. 

Sky Sports Fantasy Football Overhaul Tips


Starting with the goalkeeper and I don’t think you can go wrong with Alisson of Liverpool. Despite his error costing a clean sheet against Leicester, he’s still kept three clean sheets and is the highest scoring keeper in the game. Plus he’s 0.7m cheaper than David De Gea and 0.6m less than Edersen so you can use that money saved elsewhere on your team.


Onto defenders and I know he’s expensive coming in at 10.1m but what’s not to like about Marcos Alonso? He’s the top point scorer in the whole game with 45 points, he’s kept two clean sheets. Plus he’s scored once and assisted five goals – he’s essential in my view. 


Looking at midfielders and it seems that Eden Hazard ( 11.8m ) is back to his best. Two goals, two assists and two sky sports man of the match awards. Making the Belgian impossible to ignore. A man of the match favourite that could be on for a fantastic season.  

Another midfielder that has started fantastically well is Sadio Mane. At 11m the Senegalese international is considerably less than Mo Salah (12.9m) and has already found the net four times in as many games. 


Onto strikers and I really think there is some value to be had in the likes of Aleksandar Mitrovic (9.1m), Callum Wilson (9.7m) and Troy Deeney (8.8m).

Especially if you want to have the likes of Hazard, Mane, Alonso and Alisson in your team. 

The above trio of strikers have all scored twice this season with Mitrovic netting four times. Plus they all have at least one assist to boot, with Wilson on a hat-trick of assists. 

Wilson and Deeney have also both taken home the MOTM award once this season, and in fact, all three have more points on the board than Harry Kane and Mo Salah. 


There isn’t another overhaul after this one until after Gameweek 28 in February, so make sure you get it right. And remember you only have 40 transfers for the season. So try and budget, one a week on average is what I aim for, but my main aim is to have around 12 transfers left by the next overhaul. If you’ve used more than six already then you need to slow down a bit. 

I’ll be doing a much deeper, in-depth piece that I’ll publish in the next few days that will contain average transfers left for the top 10, top 100, top 1,000 and top 5,000.

It will also list the most transferred in and out players during the overhaul. Plus a lot more discussion about players and formations.

How To Win at Sky Sports Fantasy Football 2018/2019 – The Complete Guide

Become a member

Support Dan and the site by becoming a member here. You’ll also gain access to all our exclusive membership content.


Join in with our Sky Sports Fantasy Football discussion forum.

Sky Leagues

Free league (link): 8366876

£5 League (link): 8366879 Password: FFH5